The Mission of the Institute is to provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.
“My instruction to my commanders is to get the [Afghans] into the fight,” he says. “The sooner I can get them there, while I still have the time and the combat power, the more I can catch them if they fall.”
Afghan commanders have refused more than a dozen times within the past two months to act on U.S. intelligence regarding high-level insurgents, arguing that night-time operations would result in civilian casualties.
Americans typically want more spending on defense but favor cutting back when they are told how much actually is spent on defense compared with other budget items, according to opinion data released Thursday.